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Exploring Mental Health and the Model Minority Myth in Film

“Definition Please” is the story of an Indian American girl who wins the National Spelling Bee and appears on a glide path to success when she “gets lost along the way.” It tackles the pressures of the model minority myth as well as how mental illness impacts a family. Director, producer, writer and star Sujata Day joined NBCLX to discuss why her film has resonated with not just South Asian Americans, but members of every minority group forced to cope with the pressures of racial stereotypes.